MTV was able to do an interview with costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott about the new suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I liked elements of the previous suit like the texture, the inset web, and pattern design. While the old suit was received with largely mixed reactions, the new one is far more iconic and loved instantly by nearly everyone due to the key improvement of the eyes.
Scott Via MTV:
“The eyes are the major difference in the costume,”
“The brief from Marc was to make them as large as possible,”
“Having said that, you have to work within the framework of Andrew Garfield’s head.”
“We found that some of our eye designs would make him look concerned or angry, just in the slightest bit,”
Yesterday we posted an infographic showing the evolution of Spider-Man's suit from 1962-2014 and the eyes really do change Spidey's attitude. After lots of trial and error Scott and her team really nailed it. The eyes are friendly and evoke an intelligent alertness that's a great reflection of Garfield's take on Spider-Man.
While I'm not a big fan of the raised webbing, it is an improvement on the chunky hand-cut ones used in the Sam Raimi design. Bren Cook used a precision screen printing to achieve the thinnest and most durable webbing yet.
Jose Fernandez of Ironhead Studios and his team created about 25 to 30 suits for the film.
I'm sure we'll see minor modifications to the suit in future films that show Peter Parker's internal evolution as a hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in America Friday, May 2nd.
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